Your degree is a valuable investment. Virginia International University offers quality education at an affordable rate and provides eligible students with access to Scholarship Programs and Federal Financial Aid. The following tuition and fee structure is effective for the 2019-2020 academic year. Please refer to a relevant issue of the Academic Catalog for information on tuition and fees for the previous years.
Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.
Degree and Certificate Programs
|Level/Program||Per Credit||Per Course|
Tuition is based on 3 credits for 1 course:
- Undergraduate Degrees are 120 credits
- Graduate Degrees are 36 credits
- Graduate Certificates are 18 credits
Full-time course load varies per program.
For information on other programs’ tuition and fees, please visit related pages:
All fees are non-refundable and due at the time of application or enrollment.
|Student Services Fee|
|Spring and Fall Semesters||$75.00|
|Summer I and II Semesters||$50.00|
*Application fee is valid for one year.
Living and Other Expenses
Funds for personal expenses (e.g., room and board) are not included in VIU’s tuition.
Use the Net Price Calculator to estimate your cost of attendance.
|Living||The approximate cost for an individual student living in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.||$12,550 per academic year (9 months)|
|Textbook||Textbook expenses are not included in the cost of tuition. Students must obtain their textbooks before the course add/drop period.||Students can check rates and rent or buy their textbooks via VIU’s Virtual Bookstore at https://viu.ecampus.com|